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Witness Statement: John Lewis' continued statement, here giving information about the Chartists' arms he saw and about being asked by Wright Beatty to give arms.

went down, and upon going into my Kitchen - I found 5 or 6 men in the Kitchen, [ ... ] about the same number were standing outside in the Court behind the House. I asked those in the Kitchen - what they wanted, they said they wanted arms - The Prisoner Wright Beatty was amongst those - in the Kitchen - I told them I had no arms for them. One of them said "I dare say you have Arms in the House" I then said if I had - I had none to spare them. They said if they I had arms they would have them. I told them they should not - and that before they should have my arms I would part with my life or words to that effect. I am quite sure the Prisoner was amongst those in the Kitchen and I am quite sure that he was armed - with a Gun and all the the others who were in the Kitchen and at my the back of my House were armed. In my opinion about 1500 persons were there standing on the Tram

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